After spending weeks teasing the two phones, Asus has finally gone ahead and unveiled the Asus ROG Phone 6D and 6D Ultimate; these are the DImensity 9000+ powered alternatives to ROG Phone 6 and 6 Pro. Asus has also designed a cooling system that is going to get every last bit of performance out of the chipsets that these phones are using.
Both the ROG Phone 6D and 6D Ultimate are powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 9000-; the main difference is that the Ultimate variant comes with more memory and goes up to 16/512GB configuration, while the standard editing is limited to 16/256GB variant. which s still plenty in our opinion, but hey, more storage is always better.
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The ROG Phone 6D variants share the same 6.78-inch OLED panel with 10-bit color depth, along with 165Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ capabilities. The display is identical to the one that you find on the standard ROG Phone 6 lineup.
The optics on the back are also completely unchanged. The ROG Phone 6D and 6D Ultimate come with a 50-megapixel 50MP 1/1.56" sensor with 1.0µm pixels and an f/1.9 lens, you are also looking at a 13-megapixel f/2.2 ultrawide camera and a 5-megapixel main camera and a 12-megapixel front camera.
The same goes for the battery capacity because the ROG Phone 6D and 6D Ultimate feature a massive 6,000 mAh battery and support up to 65W fast charging over USB Power Delivery.
The design is largely the same, with the ROG Phone 6D Ultimate getting a ROG Vision color PMOLED display on the back while the standard one just has an RGB LED ROG logo.
The good news is that if you have a ROG Phone 6 and you are getting the ROG Phone 6D for some reason, the accessories are also cross-compatible, so you are good to go.
The biggest difference here is that the ROG Phone 6D Ultimate comes with a unique AeroActive Portal on the back. This portal gives a direct path to the internal cooling components of the phone with a motorized hinge. It works by raising the assembly and opening up an airway when you connect the AeroActive Cooler 6. The phone on the cooler helps dissipate the heat far more efficiently, and this leads to a solid performance across the board.
As far as pricing and availability are concerned, the ROG Phone 6D and 6D Ultimate are being offered in the Space Grey color, the standard variant starts at £799 in the UK while the Ultimate alteration asks you to spend £1,199, however, you do get the AeroActive Cooler 6 attachment.